YHA Alex Rider Spy Academy

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help us find the next Alex Rider!

According to our special intelligence, MI6 is launching a number of spy training camps, secretly hidden in Youth Hostels, with the aim of uncovering the next teenage super spy. Students, or Agents as they will be referred to for the duration of the camp, will be put through their paces during an action and adrenaline adventure.

YHA School Trips have teamed up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to produce this thrilling Action Adventure package. Available at selected hostels as a 2, 3, or 4 night residential experience, this brand new residential combines our successful Action Adventure package with the bestselling Alex Rider book series, in celebration of 15 years since the first book, Stormbreaker, was published.

All participating students will also receive a free copy of Stormbreaker courtesy of Walker Books! Plus exclusive discounts on the Alex Rider series for participating schools.

The series that has re-invented the spy genre. - The Independent

The mission

Agents will take part in a number of adventurous activities as well as team building challenges and spy training to test their mettle as potential new operatives. Once a task has been completed, the group will gather to have their progress assessed and signed off on official documentation, ready for the next challenge ahead.

The package

The aim of the package is to totally absorb students in the theme of the Alex Rider Spy Academy and for Stormbreaker to ignite their imagination and love of reading.

The Alex Rider Spy Academy package consists of half a day of team development set around the hostel on your day of arrival, one full day of activities (usually split into two half day sessions), and a half day of adventurous activities on the day of departure. Additional full days of activities are included in the 3 and 4 night stays.

Agents will receive a free copy of Alex Rider’s Stormbreaker plus an official certificate of achievement.

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The activities

Adventurous activities may include (dependent on location)

Abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, raft building, coasteering, orienteering, mountain and navigation hikes, gorge or ghyyll scrambling, weasling, archery, caving or even snowboarding!

Evening activities are also included in the package and may include (dependent on location)

Bush craft, survival skills, night hikes, gadget design, code cracking, observation skills, archery and orienteering.

Also available

Alex Rider Mission Briefing
Available at a limited number of hostels, we can offer the mission briefing package based around our PE Outdoor package. Exactly the same themes apply throughout, as do the certificates and free copies of Stormbreaker, however in this package there is greater emphasis on the low level activities such as orienteering, archery, bush craft , map skills and spy skills.

What makes this package so special?

  • Mark 15 years of Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling Alex Rider books with a truly memorable residential experience
  • Forget simulated alternatives, this package enables students to experience activities in the real outdoors
  • We work with our own adventure centres and selected expert external providers to ensure the very highest health and safety standards are adhered to
  • Students receive a free copy of Anthony Horowitz’s Stormbreaker, the first book in the Alex Rider series
  • Students receive a ‘mission complete’ certificate of their achievements
  • Every participating school will receive discounted offers for the Alex Rider series
  • All transport to and from activity locations is included within the price
  • Evening activities are also included in the package

Please contact our Group Reservations team for more information and guidance. They can be reached by calling 0800 0195 465 and are available 8am–8pm, Monday to Friday. 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

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